Golden Compass Helmer Chris Weitz to Direct New Moon?
Posted 12.09.08 by reelz
Summit Entertainment isn't wasting any time in
their search for a director for New Moon and Eclipse, the much-anticipated
follow-ups to their uber-hit vampire flick Twilight. Deadline Hollywood Daily's resident troublemaker Nikki Finke is
reporting that they've offered the job to Chris Weitz, director of one of last
year's biggest flops, The Golden Compass. Why? Summit reportedly liked the job Weitz did
with visual effects on the film, which snagged a 2007 Academy Award for Best
Achievement in Visual Effects. New Moon and Eclipse should both demand higher
levels of visual effects than the Catherine Hardwicke-directed predecessor, and Weitz's skills will be especially handy should either film's plot be re-written to involve giant polar bear fights.